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Hi all, I got an e-mail last week asking if it's time for mailbox watch yet. It's was one of our own, of course. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> All editors get anxious this time of year. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> I see where Steve wrote earlier today that the car awards letters may go out later this week, or next. We usually don't get an indication unless around Christmas week. IS IT TIME YET????? <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

Wayne--The stress is killing me!

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Let's see A, B....hmmmm Burgess, can't seem to find anything. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Just playing with you Wayne, the committee met and I am sure you will hear from Sherm Carey shortly. This was also a very difficult process and not taken lightly by the publications committee.

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"you will hear from Sherm Carey shortly"....I sure like the "you" part of that Steve. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Yes, I realize it takes time. Some years ago, after I took over the newsletter from Earl, I asked him about sending me some of the other Region's newsletters as he was judging them at that time. I was a little surprised, to say the least, over how many he sent me. The wife was not happy. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" /> "Don't you get enough magazines around here without asking for more newsletters?" There's a special system the judges use to help them from becoming overwhelmed by it all. It's like one of the Directors said last year or the year before, "My mailman was not happy I took on this job", as he started receiving his "Batch" each month. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Wayne

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Well, I must confess I did get a letter last week. I've won something but they don't tell me what it is, only that I need to come to Philly in February to pick it up! That figures, we weren't planning on coming out this year because of our work schedules and then the "powers that be" have to give us a an offer we just can't refuse. No promises, but I think we might be seeing you in Philly after all. Is St. George's back in business again?

Jan K.

Wis Region

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St George's? Good question. Pedro, or maybe Mr. Carrish could check like last year. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Jan, that letter sounds like something special to me, something out of the ordinary, I'd say. Congradulations. I'll be taking pictures. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Still no mail. Wayne

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Hi, Jan...

The building, of which, the proprietors of St. George's leased space, was torn down to make way for an office building, or, something like that.

I'll try to make time somewhere to see if there is any place nearby comparable to St. George's.

Regards,

Peter.

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Pedro, Jan, personally I think the room we used last year gave everyone more time to meet each other. The box lunches aren't anything like St. George's, but at least you weren't in a hurry to order, eat, and get back in time for the next seminar. Wayne

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I wish I had been able to come to last year's luncheon. We got so wrapped up in the stuff for the CHIPS program, that I never made it down. But I agree with the philosophy of meeting on site, if it gives us more time to mingle.

Jan K.

Wis Region

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I had the same problem, Jan. On the way down to the room, I met our now famous Mr. Moskowitz on the way back to "work" sporting his HVS necktie! I managed to take a few pictures before everyone took off. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> Wayne

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Pedro, Jan, personally I think the room we used last year gave everyone more time to meet each other. The box lunches aren't anything like St. George's, but at least you weren't in a hurry to order, eat, and get back in time for the next seminar. Wayne </div></div>

Wayne, I'll start a thread in the General Forum and also contact Mike Jones so he can reserve the room like last year.

Will wait for Mike to get back on room availability. I don't want to assume the room is open.

Regards,

Peter J.

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Well, it is almost New Year's. Has anyone - either print or web - heard anything? It has been disgustingly quiet here down South. Of course that 4" inch snow last week has just about crippled everything. Just checking!

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Not a sound Judy. Santa didn't even wake me Christmas eve. I'm afraid I'm a forgotten angel. Wait! Angel may be the wrong word. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> I'm sure someone will speak up before too long. Happy New Year to you and that tractor loving fellow of yours. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Wayne

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Ouch! Four inches of snow! Sorry to hear that Judy. You need to make a trip over here to Marion & visit me-no snow!! Yesterday was almost balmy here-was able to go around in shorts. Suppose to get to about 68, cool.gifso come on over I'll get the grill out & we can burn some burgers! grin.gif

Hope everyone has a great New Year wink.gif

Dawn

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It snowed the day after Christmas. So we missed a white Christmas by one day.It will be 70 tomorrow. Go figure!!!

Well, I must be the first to admit that in today's mailbox, I got a letter from Sherman Carey. So the rest of you better check your mail. Good Luck!

Oh - Best Wishes for the New Year!

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Great news, Judy. Congradulations! Gotta go celebrate the New Year. Got some new threads to put on. I like hearts! <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Wayne

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Yes, I finally got "the" letter from Sherman Carey today. I'm honored to get this Award for another year. I also got a beautiful New Year Greeting card from Judy today. I wish I could produce the wonderful things she does on the computer. Thank you Judy and Barker. See ya in Philly! Wayne

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Congratulations to all of you that received the LETTER. I tried to send each of you a personal note, but they came back. What a way to start the new year. Bruce, What did Wayne mean about going west? Looking forward in seeing you all in Philly. Joanna Cooper

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Joanna,

My company is sending me to California to work on a special project for about a year. BUT..I will be in Philly! The boss said he will pay for flights anytime I want to come home. I already have it planned that I will be back for Philly. Right now it looks like Di will drive to Philly from home and I will fly directly into Philly and meet her on Thursday. My departure date(initially in November) was postponed but I expect to leave sometime next week.

Wayne,

Di will be able to be reached at our current email address and forward messages.. however, I do plan on getting a separate email address while I am in California so that people can contact me directly. I have had a lot of requests to let people know the addy. I will be sure to let everyone interested know my email address in California when I get it.

I will still be on the DF. During my stay in California I will be staying in our company condo. This also means I should have a lot of free time since I won't need to worry about things such as mowing grass, shoveling snow, and other typical house jobs I do around here. Also the company is going to put in either cable or DSL internet connection in the condo.

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Bruce,

Will you try to do the Horn from California or does that job fall to Di as well? I had a six week tour in Denver for the Martin Company back in the sixties. Eleanor and our daughter Laura were with me for the first month and then I stayed in the Ranch House Motel for the balance of the stay. We had a wonderful time touring Colorado while there and my interest in antique autos was stimulated by the number of well preserved antiques in the area. I suspect that you won't have too much spare time in California with all there is to see and do out there including antique cars. Have a safe and great trip and keep us posted on your car adventures!

jnp

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Thanks John,

The plan is that Di will collect the information and photos here in Maryland (and rough write some articles if she wants). She will then send it out to California where I will finalize the articles, photos, format the newsletter, add articles, etc. Then the newsletter will be sent back to Di who will print it.

AT LEAST THATS THE PLAN......

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OK.. it looks like Di and I will definately be at Philly again this year.....

Di called me at work. We received "the letter" today from Sherm Carey in the mail!

Can't wait to get home and actually see it.

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I'm not surprised to hear the names of those newsletter editors who have received letters so far. All of them do a great job! Congratulations to all of you for your hard work, as well as your dedication to AACA and your individual regions.

Jan K.

Wis Region

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OK - we have heard from several print editors about receiving Master's but haven't heard anything from the web editors. Aren't they on-line ot just shy? Please let us know if you have won. I can't wait until Philly to find out!

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This will be my fifth Master Editor award. I received a Master Webmaster award in 2001. I find the print medium easier to work in than the electronic. There are some really outstanding chapter websites on line now. While I was doing both I could use the same material in each one. However digital picture quality for the printed page is far beyond what is required for the web site. I spent a lot of time in Photoshop creating two sets of photos. I used Pagemaker for the Chesapeake Bulletin and Frontpage for the website. Pagemaker has a lot of built-in features that make it easy to do creative things. I don't find that to be true in Frontpage, so my site is pretty "plain Jane".

jnp

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The Tallahassee Region just received notice for the Award of Excellence for the third year in a row. The wife and I are really proud of this recognition and THIS TIME we are going to Philly to meet the rest of you guys and gals. We will try to bring some of this warm Florida weather up with us (although I think someone up there got tired of the cold and is sending their winter down to us).

Bob Love

Tallahassee Region Tallahassee Chassee

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